Who Is The Strongest Woman In The World?

Strength doesn't always have to refer to how far you can chuck a log or pull an airplane. Even the smallest of women has an innate strength that could make men cower in their boots. The possession of strength is elusive and illusory — it comes and goes and takes different shapes, which makes it difficult to pinpoint one person who is objectively stronger than all others. But some women have both kinds of strength — mental and physical, and when they compete strongwoman competitions, it gives us a pretty good idea of who rules the roost.

According to the Indy Star, the current title goes to Jessica Fithen. Having just won the heavyweight division of the Palmer, Alaska-based Strongest Woman in the World contest, we can only assume she puts the "fit" in "Fithen."

Becoming the strongest woman in the world

The answer doesn't end here, however. While Fithen is the reigning "Strongest Woman in the World" competition winner, there are other competitions, including the Arnold Sports Festival's women's pro competition, described as "the Super Bowl of Strongman." In case you were wondering, yes, it's named for Schwarzenegger, who will be on hand for the occasion. Just 12 women from around the world make it, meaning Fithen is going to have to win the Arnold competition, which takes place in November, to truly earn the title.

To do so, she'll need to beat 2017 and 2018 winners Liefia Ingalls and Donna Moore, both powerhouses in their own right. Or they could all just agree to call it a tie and share the collective title, "Strongest Women in the World," but these women don't commit huge portions of their life to immensely difficult feats of strength just to settle for second-best. The thought of relinquishing the chance to be the best would probably make them sick.

More likely, the incredible competitive drive of these women will force all number of axles to be pressed and giant stones to be shouldered along the path to victory. Whoever possesses the deepest inner drive will be able to claim, at least until next year, that they are indeed the Strongest Woman on the Planet.